New feature: "Reject Message"

Remco Barendse mailscanner at BARENDSE.TO
Fri Dec 2 14:10:01 GMT 2005

Hi Julian!

Could it be that this feature is in the Dec 1st release but that the 
report that languages.conf is referencing too was not included in the RPM 
upgrade package? :)

On Wed, 30 Nov 2005, Julian Field wrote:

> When you want to reject messages to or from a particular address, the
> usual answer is "do it in the MTA". The hazard with this is that the
> rejection message sent back to the sender is very brief and very
> technical. Somewhere in it, the message will probably say "550 Access
> denied" or some equally unhelpful message.
> So now there is a "Reject Message" setting which you should use with
> a ruleset. When this evaluates to "yes", then the "Rejection Report"
> message is sent back to the sender, and the message is dropped. If
> you want to archive mail that gets this treatment, then use an equal
> ruleset on the "Archive Mail" setting. The "Rejection Report" can
> also be a ruleset, so you can different reports back to different
> places.
> This allows you to produce a readable report instead of the unhelpful
> technical garbage produced by most MTAs.
> - --
> Julian Field
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